A Piece of Cake - my first year out post redundancy

April 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The amazing journey I've been on since going freelance, just a year after taking redundancy as press photographer at the local paper, it's seriously had it's ups and downs. Working from home, for yourself - and family of course, motivation, marketing, customer and IT issues. There has been loads of entertainment to contend with, let alone getting out there and doing some photography - most preferably paid! 

It's all best shown with some photography, I will explain more as I go... Starting out with a refreshing break in Scotland, fishing in the tarns on the West Coast certainly helps. Coca Cola LifeCoca Cola LifeNew product, Coca Cola Life, pictured at Coca Cola Enterprises, Wakefield

A call from Blue Rubicon, the advertising agents for Coca Cola, got me in to help launch their new 'life' product, and yes it's supposed to be green! Elsie Whiteley Innovation CentreElsie Whiteley Innovation Centre An interiors shoot at the amazing mill conversion, at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre in Halifax. Pictured here, Lee 'Mr Social Snowflake' Kenny, walks through the atrium - which was previously outdoors.

FarmfestFarmfestGreat local music festival for NSPCC in Wheatley, Halifax This shot from Farmfest 2014, one of my most popular events galleries, could well be an advert for doing 'selfies' with a friend!

Capturing the Brownlee brothers winning gold and silver during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, was pretty special, as was freeze-framing the drinking method!

And then there was the cafe culture in the beautiful city of Glasgow 2014, not the Med as it seems!

Cyclist on the Tour de France route, above Hebden Bridge, Calderdale

In preparation for the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, I spent time capturing the beautiful scenes of Calderdale, with the odd cyclist thrown in for good measure, check out the Tour de Calderdale gallery.

Tour de Yorkshire 2014Tour de Yorkshire 2014The Tour de Yorkshire travels through Ripponden in Calderdale

When the Tour de France did arrive, the atmosphere was incredible, What a cracking day!

Food photographs from the kitchen of chef Matthew Benson-Smith

 

Food photography with among others, consultant chef Matthew Benson-Smith, definitely served up some tasty treats!

 

Business for Calderdale event at the Orangebox, Halifax A look inside the OrangeBox, Halifax, with the Community Foundation for Calderdale. Another very cool building!

Website photography for Jermyn Consulting, Huddersfield, adding that personal touch to their company profile. Claire Murray DesignClaire Murray Design

And a lovely day spent with wallpaper and interior designer Claire Murray. beep beep!

Shrewsbury Train StationShrewsbury Train Station

Loved the architecture at Shrewsbury Train Station,

Leeds Recycling and Energy CentreLeeds Recycling and Energy Centre

 and I got up close as Clugston Construction pieced together the giant arches of the new Leeds Recycling Plant

I thrived on the actions and entertainment at the Great Yorkshire Show,

Dartmouth Royal Regatta 2014   and captured this moment from the Royal Dartmouth Regatta - a favourite of the Royal Navy lads on twitter,

The Charity Dreamgirls, Beatles afternoon tea, raising funds for Simon on the Streets, at Holdsworth House, Halifax  and had tea with celebrities at Kate Hardcastle's Dreamgirls charity fundraiser.

An autumn ramble through Fiddle Wood, Mill Bank, Calderdale   Thinking of wallpaper designs, an autumn coloured creation, found on my rambles...

  and then cycled the snowy Pennine Way, a chilly and beautiful adventure! This image is shaped for magazine use.

It's fair to say, I'm back onto my lifetime dream of being a creative photographer again. Since coming from the landscapes and wildlife photography in New Zealand, to the press photography hotbox of the UK,  now I'm out on my own again, I'm loving it!

Take a look through some of my galleries if you have the time and you'll see what I mean.  It's a piece of cake... 

 

 

 


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